People in prison perform essential work, but the 13th Amendment prevents them from being treated with dignity.
Chicago Books to Women in Prison partners with Women & Children First to get books behind bars.
Harsh penalties for gun crimes don’t make communities safer.
Where to find support
Editor’s note: Coco Picard spoke to Chicago artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago assistant professor Anna Martine Whitehead in early June. The comic above captures moments of their conversation. Text from the comic is transcribed here to ease readability. Performance maker Anna Martine Whitehead has been writing and developing FORCE! An Opera […]
Author, organizer, and educator Mariame Kaba shows that collective action can be powerful only with community, and provides the next generation of changemakers with critical lessons on abolition and organizing in her new book.
The current book obsessions of Reader staff writer Maya Dukmasova and activist Mariame Kaba.
Joseph’s first feature is a personal and multifaceted look at America’s broken prison system.
Grassroots groups around Chicago are already putting abolitionist ideas into practice.